טכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל
הטכניון מכון טכנולוגי לישראל - בית הספר ללימודי מוסמכים  
M.Sc Thesis
M.Sc StudentRonen-Manukovsky Rona
SubjectPreparation and Characterization of Biomimetic Membranes
on a Porous Conductive Substrate
DepartmentDepartment of Chemical Engineering
Supervisor Professor Viatcheslav Freger
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Abstract

Biological systems have always fascinated mankind with their complexity and performance. In recent years there has been an increasing interest in biomimetic membranes for water treatment applications and biosensors devices, utilizing supported or suspended biomimetic membranes. However, water permeability of free-standing lipid membranes can only be measured for vesicles using stopped-flow light scattering technique, which yields a transient non-steady-state permeability. To address the need for an alternative method we are developing a setup for measuring steady-state water and salt permeability of free-standing lipid membranes along with analysis of their formation and integrity.